Dec 4, 2020
It's clear that the creators have learned little from the mistakes of preceding endeavors, as virtually every pratfall and shortcoming is repeated in spades.
Feb 26, 2019
A comedy movie that doesn't bring about the LOLpocalypse? It's slightly disappointing, but it's not the end of the world.
Sep 5, 2017
There are some terrific one-liners, most of them insults...But this is a string of character gags, not a film, and the narrative barely putters along.
Aug 17, 2017
If the conceit of actors playing themselves wears thin after the first 20 minutes or so, strap thyself in, because you're in for a very long night.
Oct 8, 2015
"This Is the End" does not crack jokes at the expense of Christianity. It does, however, consider both kicking a severed head around like a football and the prospect of raping Emma Watson to be hilarious.
Nov 25, 2013
Writers Rogen and Goldberg run out of ideas before the second act and just half a** it until the end credits...
Nov 4, 2013
The loose structure lazily rushes out plot points late in the game
Oct 1, 2013
The best thing about This Is the End is playing "spot-the-celebrity" in the early frames. Do this, and you'll find everyone from Jason Segel to David Krumholtz. If all that talent were put to better use, the film might have been worth watching.
Aug 5, 2013
If your tolerance for druggy banter and puerile sex gags is low then the idea of facing Armageddon with Rogen and his chums will probably strike you as hell.
Jul 24, 2013
At its best it's a film about people getting lost in the fiction of their own creations.
Jul 2, 2013
...it's ultimately clear that This Is the End could (and should) have topped out at a brisk 80 or 90 minutes (including credits).
Jun 30, 2013
[A] bloated and only sporadically chucklesome vanity project from Hollywood's new generation of superannuated frat boys.
Jun 29, 2013
The end of the world turns out to be one prolonged exercise in mutual masturbation. It may end that way but wouldn't it be nice to get in on the action instead of observing from a seat stained with coke and who knows what else?
Jun 27, 2013
In which a bunch of drugged or drunk superstars, played by themselves, use the end of the world as a pretext for projectile vomiting, bodily fluids and every kind of grossness.
Jun 27, 2013
The players flap, mug and pratfall. Then they flap, mug and pratfall some more. The script is an open text: they can bring their own jokes. The audience is still waiting for one when the film closes.
Jun 26, 2013
Guffaw you will, but like a middling sketch show, it gives your sides too many opportunities to recover.
Jun 24, 2013
With most of these performers now pursuing far more interesting projects in their own careers, maybe this is the end for a group of comics whose shtick has started to feel rather tired.
Jun 21, 2013
This is a vanity project full of crude humor. It may or may not appeal to broad audiences.
Jun 16, 2013
A revolting gross-out comedy, whose humor is witless, scatological and childish.